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I've got a Pioneer DH2350 (i think? does that sound right?)... it has an RCA output thingy in the back. Is there some way i can run a budget subwoofer straight from that with no amp? Just looking for a bit more volume - my 4" fronts (pioneer TS somethings) and JVC 5.25" rears just aren't loud enough in the big car - I end up cranking it until everything distorts, which is still not loud enough and has everything sounding like crap.




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Re: st00pid n00b question

nah mate, You'll need an amp. Those RCA outputs are "preouts" (two for the front, two for the rear). They hook up to an amp's inputs.

Your system won't sound any louder/better with a sub anyway - it'll just go Doof.
I recommend you go out a get a half decent amp instead (try ebay) and hook up your current speakers to that - it should help it sound better.
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Re: st00pid n00b question

correct me if im wrong here someone please, as i have no formal trainign in these matters, just a home amatuer

now power actually comes through those rca's, they only carry sound signals to the amp, to be amplified then carried onto your sub. also adding a sub to your system wont make it any louder per se, just have more bass.

for you to make things louder you need to amplify either the current speakers in which you have now, or add a simple sub and cross-over setup so that your speakers no longer try to play bass they only play mid-bass and higher frequencies.

a simple 2 channel amp and low powered sub can be purchased quite cheaply if your not too concerned about sound quality.

once again, correct me if im wrong someone
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